Agh, Peter, you're right. I saw the words "Stay stack" being bandied about, and I didn't even look closely at the arrangement in Jeff's original post. In a stay stack, of course, card #1 is mirrored by card #52, card #2 by card #51, and so on.Originally posted by Peter Duffie:
The stack you describe is not, in itself, a Stay Stack. It's only a Stay Stack once you Faro it. After each Faro, the relationship between pairs "stays" and the mirrored sections remain mirrored.
There are tricks using mirrored stacks that do not use the Stay Stack principle.
Peter, Pete and Lance,Originally posted by Peter Duffie:
Actually, I never looked at his stack after I read :
"If I have a deck set up so the first 26 cards mirror the second 26"
I agree the stack shown is not a mirror stack, nor does it agree with what Jeff Pierce said he had.
Perhaps Mr Pierce (Jeff - we have two Mr. Pierce's here!) could confirm which is correct?
Peter, that make sense. When I started developing these effects I was using rhe Si Stebbins setup. I realizes that I could randomize the deck still maintaining the 26th card away principle.Originally posted by Peter Duffie:
Thanks Jeff. This is simply a rotational or cyclical stack. Si Stebbins is a popular example. Eight Kings, another. These stacks can be freely cut without breaking the sequence. A mirror stack would have read:
1. 6D 52. 6C
2. 4H 51. 4D
3. JS 50. JC
A mirror stack cannot be cut, but retains its 26/26 mirror after unlimited Faro Shuffles, Off Center Faros, or other Faro-related shuffles (Reverse Faro, Deal mix, etc).
Mike,Originally posted by Mike Walsh II:
Where is Harry Loraine's ultima(ultimate) move in print, I have been searching for two days. I do not have his latest book but I have most evwerything else. Thanks...Mike